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Subject Topic: Tyre Blow outs Post Reply Post New Topic
29/10/2006 at 8:41am
 Location: Chester
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Looking at possibility of buying the tyron bands, but can anyone tell me what sort of damage can be expected without them from a blow out?  Is this generally covered by insurance?  Just seeing if they are worth the money.  Thanks. Kate


29/10/2006 at 8:48am
 Location: KENT
 Outfit:  BAILEY PEGASUS 534 DIESEL HONDA CRV
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Hi Kate, we ordered them for our new van but because others on this site said they helped to maintain stability if the caravan gets a blow out and thus helps to avoid nasty accidents.

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29/10/2006 at 1:45pm
 Location: NW of Glasgow
 Outfit: Sterling Searcher 2008 Volvo XC90
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We have them on our van, but have never had to put them to the test. 

 If you get a blowout at speed 2 things can happen.  The tyre can shred and in doing so seriously damage the wheel arch, even penetrating the van.  Secondly you may loose control of the van with all that could entail.

Although damage to the van would be covered by your insurance, losing control could result in a terrible accident.  The Tyron band will hold the tyre in place and enable you to stop safely. 

For the sake of about 100 why take that risk.



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29/10/2006 at 2:00pm
 Location: Northern Ireland
 Outfit: Swift Challenger 570 & Santa Fe
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Hi Kate, and welcome to the forum.

I had a blow-out on the M6 with tyrons fitted.Very very slight damage to wheel-arch, just a DIY repair, but more importantly, the tyre stayed on the rim. The danger with the tyre coming off the rim is that there is a possibility of the rim digging in to the tarmac, causing the caravan to overturn. I can honestly say that I wouldn't want to tow a 'van without them, and when I ordered my new 'van earlier this year, they were the first extra I asked for.  Don't forget the spare wheel if you're getting them fitted-you wouldn't want a blow-out at 60 mph if it was in use.

By the way, if you click on "Search" (above), and enter "motor movers"  in the "caravan" section, you'll find lots of info there. 



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29/10/2006 at 2:42pm
 Location: Suffolk
 Outfit: Avondale Avocet & Saab 9-5 Auto-Trail
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I had a blow out on my Mayfly about 5 miles into our holiday a few years ago whilst overtaking an 'artic'.

The damage.....Firstly the tyre did stay on the rim and shredded dramatically. The arch lining was displaced...both sides of the cupboard were badly holed and splintered. The 'fridge in the next cupboard had both gas and electric connections severed. Splinters and general dust and dirt were strewn around the inside of the 'van. A lot of items in the affected cupboards were damaged. The external wheel arch was damaged and a 6" square hole was punched in the floor.

The reason.....After over 40years of Caravanning I decided that the 'just visible' hairline cracks in the tyres were OK for one more holiday.

The result.....We continued with our holiday by making the damage safe and cleaning up generally. After the holiday it took about 40hrs work to repair all the damage to a high standard.

I don't use Tyrons but I do believe they should be standard on all 'vans.

 



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29/10/2006 at 3:19pm
 Location: Lancashire
 Outfit: Caravan now Sold
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hi welcome to ukcs,we do not have them on ours but believe they are worth every penny when a blowout happens............. http://www.tyron.com/tyron/tyron.htm

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29/10/2006 at 6:27pm
 Location: Chester
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Many thanks for all your info - looks like it is worth adding to the new van purchase.


29/10/2006 at 7:43pm
 Location: Southwest
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Well worth having, we bought our last van from a dealer who added them to every sale, requested or not it seemed. To be honest I'm pleased he did because we had a major puncture first trip & another the next season. Both times the van stayed as steady as a rock & the puncture on the M5, a passing car & caravan had to wave us down because we'd had a puncture & never realised it.

Tyron bands will NOT stop you having punctures & blowouts but they will keep your outfit stable in the event of one or the other.

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30/10/2006 at 2:52pm
 Location: Callington Cornwall
 Outfit: Willerby Salsa
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Can you let me know how much they cost please.  Thanks

 



30/10/2006 at 3:03pm
 Location: NW of Glasgow
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Generally around 50 per tyre, but it pays to shop around.

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02/11/2006 at 10:56pm
 Location: Lincoln
 Outfit: Stirling Eccles Moonstone & Mondeo
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Hi There, I had a blowout just approaching the Humber Bridge on my way to North Yorks,I was feeling pretty pleased with myself having just overtaken a similar outfit, I was doing approx 55 mph,when I heard, before I felt an alarming rumble from behind my tow vehicle, I looked in the rear view mirror and my caravan was bouncing alarmingly behind me, Luckily enough the outfit stayed in a straight line and I came to a controlled stop. but the damage was dramatic,The tyre had shredded to bits,taking out the inner and outer wheel arch, all the waste pipes from the shower and kitchen,and produced a 2ft hole in the floor,Luckily this was covered by insurance, but it was 12 weeks before I got my van back, I now change my tyres every 3 years,i know this is less than advised,but for the sake of 120.00 it is worth it,I would like to add that even if a a tyre looks good,ie plenty of tread, if it over 5 years old bin it. you will save yourself a lot of heartache and possibly money, it is the sidewalls that go,regardless of the ammount of tread on the tyre.


03/11/2006 at 7:32am
 Location: Chester
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Chris - just for info (so I can convince the husband further!) would you mind giving me an approx figure for the repair please.


03/11/2006 at 11:50am
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The repair bill ammounted to 2000.00

              Regards Chris


03/11/2006 at 2:40pm
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Thanks Chris

 




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